Right that Zuma foots legal bill
The wheels of justice can grind at a snail’s pace especially where the rich, who when the odds are stacked against them, use their powerful resources to delay justice.
This has been a case in point with former president Jacob Zuma who has been in and out of courts during his presidency to avoid facing the law with taxpayers forking out millions of rands to cover his various legal bills.
This week, the road came to an end in his case to review former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture report when the Pretoria high court ordered he must personally pay legal costs.
Zuma being told to pay up boosts our confidence that no one is above the law. It’s a lesson for politicians that there are no bottomless state coffers to fight useless cases.